Mason, OH Running Trails and Maps

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Armleder-Lunken Connector Trail

1.25 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Buck Creek Trail (OH)

6.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Cardinal Greenway

62 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Creekside Trail

15.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Great Miami River Trail

93 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail

1.15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Little Miami Scenic Trail

77.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Mad River Trail

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio to Erie Trail

293 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Prairie Grass Trail

29.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Shaker Trace Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Stillwater River Bikeway

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Tecumseh Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Whitewater Canal Trail

11 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Whitewater Gorge Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

17 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Armleder Park Trail

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Dayton-Kettering Connector

1.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Five Mile Trail

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Iron Horse Trail (OH)

7.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

8.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lunken Airport Trail

4.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Luther Warren Peace Path

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio River Trail (OH)

7.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

34.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

2.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Simon Kenton Trail

35.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Wasson Way

3.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

16.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway

4.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

4-C Bicentennial Trail

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great-Little Trail

7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Fairfax Bike Trail

1.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

James Ranch Connecting Spur

1.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Steve Whalen Boulevard Bikeway

0.7 mi
State: OH
Concrete

Lowe's Drive Trail

0.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Towler Road Spur

0.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

2.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Archway Trail

0.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Judy Gano Trail

0.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Miami-Erie Canal Path

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

0.75 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wetherington Boulevard Trail

1.4 mi
State: KY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This recreational path connects the Armleder Park Trail in Otto Armleder Memorial Park to the Lunken Airport Bike Path, which then connects with the Ohio River Trail. The Beechmont Bridge...
OH 1.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Buck Creek Trail runs between Buck Creek State Park and Plum Street by Wittenberg University. At its eastern end in Buck Creek State Park, the trail makes a loop and heads into 2 different...
OH 6.1 mi Asphalt
The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The trail takes its name from...
IN 62 mi Asphalt
Overview The aptly named Creekside Trail travels for 15.8 miles between Dayton and Xenia and follows a nature-filled corridor offering many opportunities for side exploration. Because the trail...
OH 15.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...
IN 5.4 mi Asphalt
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Great Miami River Trail is the backbone of one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks, spanning 340 miles throughout Ohio’s Miami Valley. The route connects beautiful natural areas, small...
OH 93 mi Asphalt
When complete, the Hamilton Belt Line Trail will wrap 3 miles along a former CSX right-of-way around the west side of Hamilton. In its heyday, Champion Paper Mill used the line track to move coal and...
OH 1.15 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The trail is closed north of Nisbet Park in Loveland, OH where it crosses O'Bannon Creek. Please see the Miami Valley Trails site or Friends of the Little Miami Scenic Trail for more...
OH 77.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Mad River Trail offers a paved route connecting a handful of parks along its namesake river in northeastern Dayton. The scenic pathway is also part of one of the nation's largest network of paved,...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: There are several closures and detours in place for the Ohio to Erie Trail. In Cleveland, there is an active closure for Franklin Rd. near Irishtown Bend and a detour is in place. A...
OH 293 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The 29-mile Prairie Grass Trail is one of four rail-trails that radiate from Xenia Station, the hub of a vast, paved trail network in southwestern Ohio. The site is a former Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)...
OH 29.2 mi Asphalt
The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...
OH 7.8 mi Asphalt
The Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
The paved Tecumseh Trail skirts the quaint city of New Carlisle. The trail takes users through some beautiful wooded areas along a former railroad corridor and connects to Smith Park. At the popular...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt
Running along a former rail bed, the Whitewater Canal Trail parallels the Whitewater Canal as it takes hikers and cyclists through the heart of the Whitewater River Valley in Franklin County.  The...
IN 11 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Much of the trail is tree-lined and offers glimpses of the gorge’s rugged cliffs. It passes Veterans Memorial Park, which includes memorials for the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, and...
IN 2 mi Asphalt
The Xenia–Jamestown Connector links these two eponymous communities and travels east beyond Jamestown to the Greene–Fayette County line at Rosemoor Road. It’s part of Ohio’s Miami River Valley trail...
OH 17 mi Asphalt
The Armleder Park Trail loops along a wide, paved route through the open meadows of the park, located east of Cincinnati. At the southeast end, you'll find an overlook of the Little Miami River....
OH 2 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2017, the Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail, spanning 7.1 miles, is the longest rail-trail in central Ohio's Clinton County. Following a former railroad corridor, the rail-trail spans the...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
The Dayton Kettering Connector combines a historic rail-trail and bike lanes, and shared road riding for 7 miles between the two municipalities. The off-road portion is 1.9 miles long and sits in the...
OH 1.9 mi Asphalt
To cover the five miles suggested by the name of this trail, one has to travel out to the opposite end and back again. The trail is located in Anderson Township, about 13 miles southeast of...
OH 2.5 mi Asphalt
The 7-mile Iron Horse Trail (open in two disconnected segments) utilizes approximately 2 miles of former Penn Central right-of-way, providing users a pleasant route through neighborhoods, as well as a...
OH 7.6 mi Asphalt
The Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail offers 8 miles of paved pathway winding through Lebanon, from downtown to a connection to the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. The trail begins in the north near...
OH 8.2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Lunken Airport Trail offers a 4.9-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport.  About the Route Most of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from...
OH 4.9 mi Asphalt
The Luther Warren Peace Path is shady 1.2-mile journey along a level paved surface, delightfully cool in summer. The trail includes two old railroad bridges, one covered and built as a local Boy Scout...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Newport Southbank Bridge, commonly known as the Purple People Bridge due to its unique paint scheme, links the large Ohio city of Cincinnati with Newport, Kentucky, a medium-sized city rapidly...
KY, OH 0.5 mi Concrete
Overview The nearly 8 miles of the Ohio River Trail (OH) (open in three disconnected segments) are open along the Ohio river's northern shore. About the Route The westernmost section of the...
OH 7.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Paint Creek Recreation Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the...
OH 34.8 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: A portion of the trail near the Kreis Dam is closed while the Golf Course Irrigation Project is underway. See Great Parks for more up to date closure information.  The Sharon Woods...
OH 2.6 mi Asphalt
Seamlessly spanning the 35.5-mile distance between the Ohio communities of Bellefontaine and Springfield, the Simon Kenton Trail presents visitors with ample opportunities for recreation and wildlife...
OH 35.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
When completed, the Wasson Way trail will span 7.6 miles from Victory Parkway (near Xavier University) to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Newtown. The latter spans 78 miles from Cincinnati to...
OH 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail connects its two namesake communities on a paved route that winds through East Fork Wildlife Area and along scenic William Harsha Lake. The experience is...
OH 5.4 mi Asphalt
Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...
OH 16.2 mi Asphalt
The Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway runs from South Street in downtown Fairborn, along the north side of Kauffman Avenue adjacent to an active rail line, to National Road. At that point, the...
OH 4.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The 4C Bicentennial Trail is one of several throughout Wilmington, OH, and runs between Southeast Neighborhood Park and Fife Avenue (CR 82), just across the road from the south end of Denver Williams...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt
How can a trail be great and little? When it connects two of the Miami Valley's most popular regional trails, the Great Miami River Trail in the west, to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in the east. The...
OH 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Fairfax Trail is 1.5 miles long and parallels the north side of Murray Ave, between Settle Street and Red Bank Road. The Murray Road portion overlaps with the Murray Road Hike/ Bike Trail. There...
OH 1.9 mi Asphalt
The James Ranch Connecting Spur provides an important link between two major trails spiraling out of the trail hub of Xenia. On its east end, the trail connects to the Little Miami Scenic Trail, which...
OH 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Steve Whalen Boulevard Bikeway is a short neighborhood trail in East Dayton. The trail parallels the boulevard of the same name, starting at its intersection with Hamilton Avenue, and then heading...
OH 0.7 mi Concrete
The Lowe's Connector Trail parallels Lowe's Drive in Wilmington, OH, and links Rombach Avenue with Prairie Road; however, this is no sidewalk once you reach Prairie Road. The trail is best used to...
OH 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Towler Road Spur is a short but pleasant route in the trail hub of Xenia, Ohio. Although the paved pathway parallels the roadway, it's separated from traffic by a wide grassy median dotted with...
OH 0.6 mi Asphalt
This shared use path may only be 2.3 miles long, but it is appreciated by residents in Florence as a place to exercise. It travels alongside Aero Parkway, which borders the Cincinnati/ Northern...
KY 2.3 mi Asphalt
Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...
IN 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Judy Gano Trail travels the length of the J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington, Ohio. The trail begins on Rombach Avenue and travesl past the skate park, tennis courts and baseball...
OH 0.5 mi Asphalt
Running along an old section of the Miami & Erie Canal, this trail is also known as the Miami-Erie Canal Trail and the Port Union-Gilmore Ponds Historic Canal Trail. This multiuse paved trail is flat...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...
IN 0.75 mi Asphalt
This smooth asphalt path on the side of Wetherington Boulevard invites residents of the nearby communities out for fitness and recreation. The trail stretches from US 42 to Mt. Zion Road and connects...
KY 1.4 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Dayton-Kettering Connector

awesome little trail in all seasons

January, 2024 by luv_mlb25

This 1.9 trail is a hidden treasure. I am a runner, so I submit my review based on the trail that is shown on this map. I do not do any of the road portions and am strictly reviewing the trail itself. Parking is an issue as the trail starts/ends in neighborhoods. One end of the trail is on UD Campus, so it's best to pick a place to park when school is not in session. I ran this in the summer and in the fall, both on days when school was out for break. When I tried to park there for a run during the month of January, there was no place to park, so I decided to park at the other end of the trail, which I think was Wiltshire Blvd. That parking was in a neighborhood which was ok, but still not the most convenient. The trail has a slight decline when you start at the UD side and there is a graffiti-ridden tunnel about a mile in. The woods are amazing in any season. There are a couple of busy roads to cross, depending on the time of the year, but It is definitely a trail that is scenic and highly recommended for a quick 4 mile run/walk/hike. Love this trail!

Iron Horse Trail (OH)

southern part

January, 2024 by luv_mlb25

I ran this entire trail back in September. The southern part measured out 3.48 miles. The first part of the southern train is in town, and the map shows a trail running through the woods, but it is not accurate. The first 1.6 miles is sidewalk and then a road run down Hempsead Station Drive. There is a small roundabout and the trail leads in to the woods. It then crosses over Rahn and Whipp and then there is no real place to park and goes in to a dead end. The part starting at the roundabout and ending at the dead end measures 1.88 miles. It is mostly flat and shaded. It's a good trail to just do a down and back and get a decent 5K in without much traffic. the only reason i gave it 4 stars is because I didn't much care for the northern part of the trail and the map is not accurate. Trail does not run through the woods on Hempstead Station Drive. It runs on the road.

Ohio to Erie Trail

We did a 8.45 mi round trip between Harvard Rd and Warren Rd overhead bridge. Being in a wheelchair we had no issues whatsoever with the surface of the trail.

January, 2024 by huffy9718

We did a 8.45 mi round trip between Harvard Rd and Warren Rd overhead bridge. Being in a wheelchair we had no issues whatsoever with the surface of the trail.

Accordion

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Bridge replacement at Loveland; trail closed

November, 2023 by bluegrasslass

Still closed at Cartridge Brewing but can pass through.

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

Not as bad as I expected - peaceful and quiet

October, 2023 by bikin-mike

Almost skipped this trail because of the bad reviews. Glad I didn’t. Looks like they fixed the worst spots. Most of the remaining bad ones marked with white paint. Still have a few unmarked bumps that will get your attention. I didn’t think they were too bad on my hybrid at my leisurely 12mph pace.

Rode from Hopewell Mounds MM9 to Shaw Wetlands MM30. Nice peaceful, quiet, secluded ride. Saw only 2 people in 4 hours! Even though SR35 is visible to the north for about half the ride, I didn’t hear any road noise until about MM29. Crossed about 15 bridges. Some cool old wood piling ones. My favorite part was Hopewell to Frankfort - curves along creek and big bridges. I think my least favorite was about MM23.5 to MM25.5. Open with farm fields on both sides.

Looked like they blew the leaves off in Ross County. Fayette County was totally leaf covered in spots. Made it hard to see the buckeyes.

If you can handle some root bumps, go enjoy this secluded ride….bikin-Mike…Oct 2023

Cardinal Greenway

Wide paths, beautiful tree scenery. Worth the drive from Louisville!

October, 2023 by jlhayden17

Wide paths, beautiful tree scenery. Worth the drive from Louisville!

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Rode south and then north from Yellow Springs. Great trail, well maintained. Yellow Springs has a lot to offer, including the Yellow Springs Brewery right off the trail!

October, 2023 by mwlogs

Rode south and then north from Yellow Springs. Great trail, well maintained. Yellow Springs has a lot to offer, including the Yellow Springs Brewery right off the trail!

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

Temporarily Closed

October, 2023 by matthew.j.wenzel

The trail is closed through 2024 during lake renovation. An alternate trail has been mapped out on the www.greatparks.org website.

Cardinal Greenway

Jonesboro thru Marion segment

September, 2023 by msherer1622

I note that the reviews tend to focus on the Richmond end of the trail. My wife and I decided to check out the northwest segment of the Cardinal Greenway beyond the gap north of Muncie—Jonesboro through Marion. The CG ends just west of Marion but flows seemlessly into the Sweetser Switch Trail and then into the Converse Junction for a total of almost of 18 miles each way.

We decided to stay the night in Marion as a home base and found a B&B called Beatrice The Villa run by a charming Italian couple who also have a superb Italian restaraunt on premises. Marion itself has a rustbelt vibe, but we felt safe and were just 4-5 blocks from the trail with entrances on 9th or 10th street. The trail itself is beautiful and wooded in Marion thru Jonesboro—that was our evening trip—south to the Jonesboro Trailhead and back. There was really only one bad crossing at US 35. The rest either have trestles over roads or are lightly traveled. I dinged the trail one start because at 24 years of age, there are quite a few cracks and bumps that need work in Marion. On Day 2 we did Marion to Converse and back, about a 24 mile round trip. That's more varied with both woods and fields (corn & beans) with lots of wildflowers and birds and a couple of covered bridges. It's worth noting that the Converse Junction now extends into Converse to the main district where you can get ice cream, burgers, beer, BBQ, Pizza from various establishments (fewer options on Sunday).

As you may be aware, The Great American Rail Trail uses the Cardinal Greenway for a major chunk of its route through eastern Indiana. According to a local rider, the trail supporters lost a Supreme Court case with farmers over trail, so they are looking at going through Gas City and Upland to get to the southern segment of the CG. From Converse, a tiny but cute Indiana town with a nice BBQ restaurant, plans are to connect up with the Nickleplate Trail over near US 31 about 16 miles west.

Overall we had a really nice time and would consider doing it again. The B&B was a highlight and perfect for easy access to the trail. Trail condition in Marion needs some work and there's a surprising lack of toilet facilities west of Marion and the Sweetser public toilet was locked. Otherwise it's a 5 star ride.



Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

Best kept secret!

September, 2023 by usc.ahollar

My wife and I rode this trail on Labor Day and it was fantastic. We began at the train station in Trotwood and rode to Verona and back - just over 24 miles round trip. The trail has many farms, a few parks and very peaceful. Brookville is charming and is about the half-way point. We only passed a few riders and joggers. It was a great ride!

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Rode many times

September, 2023 by gary.turner2

Greatest place ever is Loveland Ohio to launch this trail. Just go and enjoy.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Nice Trail, But

September, 2023 by shumakers

Nice mix of rural, suburban and city riding. Wide asphalt and lots of leafy cover. Nice bike lane in Xenia and good ice cream in Spring Valley. However, there are dozens of road crossings both city and rural where cross traffic does not stop or yield. The street/ road crossings are also very rough and you'll be on the brakes often.

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